China 's Development Of Human Rights Essay

1596 Words Nov 20th, 2016 7 Pages
As of November 5, 2016, China has a population of over 1.37 billion people (Livepopulation). That number is expected to increase to 1.39 billion in just four years. With so many people occupying one country, there are many different traditions and a very diverse culture. China has over 56 ethnic groups, with the largest one being the Hans. A culture is the way a country’s people act and interact. This usually includes religion, language, food, etiquettes, art, ceremonies, etc. China has a culture that dates back to more than 10,000 years. This has subsequently led to a varied and rich way of life. One aspect of the Chinese culture is the religion. “According to the China National People’s Congress’ ‘2003 Development of Human Rights in China Report,’ there are now more than one hundred thousand religious activities in China…”(Snapshots). These “religious activities”, are denominations or different religions. The Chinese communist government officially rules that the country is primarily atheist, but throughout the years that has changed. Any other religions beside Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism are considered to be illegal in China (Lifescience). Even some religions are considered illegal, they continue to be practiced. In recent years, the government has been more lenient towards other religions, but still not fully accepting. Christianity, which is found worldwide, is not practiced nearly as much in China. Or if it is practiced, it is not done so…

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